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Asian Carp Getting Closer to St. Cloud

Minnesota officials say tests have detected signs of Asian carp north of the Coon Rapids dam on the Mississippi River, the last major physical barrier to their spread northward.

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More DNA Testing Planned For Invasive Carp

The search for invasive Asian carp in the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers enters a new phase in the coming week. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and other agencies will conduct a new round of environmental DNA testing, and this time it will include the Minnesota River.

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Enjoy Several Events Tomorrow Along Mississippi River

There is a day full of activities planned for tomorrow (Saturday) on the Mississippi River. The event called "Take A Day Off" on the Mississippi River run from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Stearns County Park, seven miles north of Sartell on County Road 1.

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Army Corps: 2 Asian Carp DNA Hits Near Lake Michigan

Two more water samples from near the Great Lakes have been found to contain genetic material from invasive Asian carp. Federal say the samples were taken from Chicago's Lake Calumet, where the Army Corps of Engineers reported seven other positive DNA hits earlier this week.

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Photo courtesy of City of St. Cloud
Photo courtesy of City of St. Cloud
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Plan To Revitalize Mississippi Riverfront In St. Cloud Area To Be Unveiled [AUDIO]

A regional urban river plan will be unveiled tonight (Wednesday) for the St. Cloud metro area. Spokeswoman Marian Bender says the plan includes a 19-mile stretch of the Mississippi River through Sartell, Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud.

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Photo Courtesy of Steven Sohlstrom from FlightFlash.com.  An arial view of the Mississppi River, below the St. Cloud Dam taken on Tuesday, March 15th.
Photo Courtesy of Steven Sohlstrom from FlightFlash.com. An arial view of the Mississppi River, below the St. Cloud Dam taken on Tuesday, March 15th.
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Bill Would Scrap Plan To Protect Mississippi River

A plan two years in the making to protect the 72-mile portion of the Mississippi River that runs through the Twin Cities could be scrapped if a legislative proposal is green-lighted.

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St. Paul Prepared For Wednesday River Crest

The Mississippi River at St. Paul is predicted to crest at 19.2 feet on Wednesday, but city officials say they are prepared. The river is at what is considered major flood stage, but all the city's protective measures are in place up to 23 feet.

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Mississippi River Rising In Downtown St. Paul

The Mississippi River is starting to cover Harriet Island near downtown St. Paul. The river has risen about five feet in the past three days to just under 18 feet in St. Paul on Sunday.

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Chilling Ice Floes From Clearwater’s Mississippi Shore [VIDEO]

In just another example of the power Mother Nature wields, check out this chilling video of rapidly moving ice floes along the shore of the Mississippi River in Clearwater.

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Sauk, Mississippi Rivers Starting To Rise

The Sauk and Mississippi Rivers in St. Cloud are starting to rise. However, both are still well below flood stage. The National Weather Service's Hydrologic Prediction Service says both rose slightly over the weekend, but both are still about two-feet below action stage.

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